Cisco Ethernet Switches Review

Adds value to virtual workloads, the stability is good, and competitively priced

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Ethernet Switches to improve the latency in the Data Center.

What is most valuable?

Cisco Switches serve their purpose. They add value to the virtual workload. You can tap into all of the features for your virtual workload environment.

What needs improvement?

Cisco has a lot of propriety protocols compared to other products, such as Arista Networks.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Ethernet Switches for a couple of years.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product. I have no issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. Our end users are our customers. We have thousands of people using these switches that we have implemented.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

One day is not enough for the configuration. It takes time, and there is a plan. You have to speak with the customer to see what they want and need in their environment.

Planning takes a couple of days, but once you know what you are doing, it only takes a couple of hours.

We have a team of 30 to 40 to deploy and maintain this solution. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It tends to be a bit pricey, but competitive. When you compare with other products, they are more or less the same price.

What other advice do I have?

I have not had any bad experiences with Cisco.

We have plans to continue using this solution. I would recommend it to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Cisco Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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